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Smartphones and devices like Samsung's Gear VR can allow users to try VR gaming at a much lower cost. (Source: Samsung)

VRidge: Try before you buy for VR

The app can use smartphones to mimic expensive VR headsets and seems to be able to run on lower-end hardware.
Chuwi Hi10 Pro Tablet Review

83% Chuwi Hi10 Pro Tablet Review

1-with-2. Android or Windows? Users of the Chuwi Hi10 Pro don't have to make that decision, since the Chinese hybrid tablet comes with both operating systems preinstalled. If the tablet is worth buying is the subject of our review.
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 10.1" | 562 g
Experts believe there will be a component shortage for flexible OLED panels in 2017 and beyond. (Source: LG)

Afraid of Apple hogging all the OLED screens, top China vendors cooperate to establish new supply chain

Chinese smartphone vendors Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and BBK are working together with Royole, specialist in thin, flexible panels, to secure a new OLED supply chain.
The Surface Dial is a tough piece of equipment, but might be difficult to repair. (Source: iFixit)

Surface Dial scores a 4/10 in iFixit teardown

The Microsoft device received praise for its durability, but was criticized for some difficult or impossible to replace components.
The Teclast X5 Pro looks remarkably similar to the Microsoft Surface line of Hybrids. (Source: Gearbest)

Teclast unveils Kaby Lake powered X5 Pro

The 2-in-1 device looks similar to the Microsoft Surface Pro, right down to the built in kickstand, and is powered by a Kaby Lake Core m3 processor.
Save up to $700 on VAIO devices now through December 25th

Save up to $700 on VAIO devices now through December 25th

VAIO is currently running a sale on devices from now until Christmas. In addition to saving up to $700, VAIO will throw in a free laptop bag with the purchase of a laptop.
HMD Global currently uses the Nokia brand on a line of feature phones. Android powered smartphones are expected in 2017. (Source: Nokia)

Nokia smartphones officially returning in 2017 under HMD Global

The Nokia brand will live on through HMD manufactured and distributed smartphones.
Face Off: HP Omen 17 vs. Aorus X7 DT v6 vs. EVGA SC17

Face Off: HP Omen 17 vs. Aorus X7 DT v6 vs. EVGA SC17

Portable powerhouse. The Aorus X7 DT v6 is one of the thinnest notebooks available with the GTX 1080. What benefits will users get from its $3100 USD asking price compared to the $2800 USD EVGA SC17 or $1700 USD HP Omen 17?
The Meizu PRO 6 Plus, powered by the Samsung Exynos 8890, is now available in China. (Source: Meizu)

Meizu unveils PRO 6 Plus powered by Samsung Exynos 8890 SoC

Meizu's new PRO 6 Plus is a followup to its PRO 6, released earlier this year. The PRO 6 Plus phablet is boasts impressive specs and could even be a suitable replacement for those missing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
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"reMarkable" e-ink tablet with full stylus support available for pre-order

Something of a cross between a Kindle and a Wacom tablet, the reMarkable tablet seeks to replace your trusty pen and paper for reading, writing, and sketching.
The internal hard drive is the only major component that can be replaced by the end user. (Source: iFixIt)

Teardown reveals Microsoft Surface Studio has limited user upgradeability

Most major components are soldered on and cannot be replaced. However, the device appears to be fairly repairable.
The Nexus 6P by Huawei is one of the first devices to receive the update to Android 7.1.1. (Source: Huawei)

Nexus 6P to receive Android 7.1.1 update in December

The update will be included in a security patch scheduled to go out on December 6th.
Face Off: Toshiba Portege Z30 vs. Dell Latitude 13 7370 vs. HP EliteBook 1030 G1

Face Off: Toshiba Portege Z30 vs. Dell Latitude 13 7370 vs. HP EliteBook 1030 G1

Core m business notebooks. The "traditional" Portege Z30 stands on relatively equal ground with the the thinner and fanless alternatives from Dell and HP in terms of weight and missing features.
Cube's Mix Plus is a low-powered, low-cost laptop/tablet hybrid. (Source: Cube)

Kaby Lake powered Cube Mix Plus now available for pre-order

The 10.6 inch 2-in-1 sports a Core M Kaby Lake processor. Is the Chinese manufactured hybrid a good value?
Fairphone 2 Smartphone Review

80% Fairphone 2 Smartphone Review

Good conscience. Fairphone's 2 promotes fair labor conditions and sustainability rather than exploitation and waste. With its unique, to the smartphone world, modular design that easily allows replacing components, the 5-inch Android takes a different approach than its rivals in all other aspects, as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.0" | 172 g
UMI Plus Smartphone Review

81% UMI Plus Smartphone Review

Plus size, small price. Budget Chinese smartphones are looking and performing better every year. The UMI Plus is no exception at the cost of a larger form factor and subpar camera.
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 185 g
The update to Android 7.0 Nougat is currently only available in the U.S. (Source: HTC)

Android 7.0 Nougat comes to HTC 10 in the U.S.

HTC made good on earlier rumors by bringing Android 7.0 to the HTC 10 on Friday.
The Spin 7 is touted as the world's thinnest convertible laptop. (Source: Acer)

Acer Spin 7 and Spin 5 now available in the United States

Acer's new Spin 7, currently the world's thinnest convertible notebook, and Spin 5 bring more options to consumers looking for a 2-in-1 device.
Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB Convertible Review

82% Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB Convertible Review

Imperfect. Lenovo has put a largely useless dedicated graphics card in its new 14-inch convertible. Thankfully, the other components ensure the device can do its job as a mobile office companion. In our detailed review, we will check this model and see how its limited battery life and other flaws stack up in comparison to the competition.
Intel Core i5-7200U | AMD Radeon R5 M430 | 14.0" | 1.7 kg
ZTE Axon 7 Mini Smartphone Review

84% ZTE Axon 7 Mini Smartphone Review

Is the Mini version all you need? In addition to the flagship model Axon 7, the Chinese manufacturer once again offers a Mini version of the current model. Besides the size and the features, the price was reduced as well. But can the Axon 7 Mini compete with the strong rivals?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 | Qualcomm Adreno 405 | 5.2" | 153 g
Vernee Mars Smartphone Review

83% Vernee Mars Smartphone Review

Edge-less. The affordable mid-range model Mars by the Chinese manufacturer Vernee is furnished with a virtually edge-less design besides a very good configuration for the price range. According to the manufacturer, the lateral edges are just 1 millimeter in width. Find out in the report how the smartphone fares compared with the strong competition.
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 162 g
The Android 7.0 update (coming this week) will make the Moto Z and Moto Z Force Daydream-ready. (Source: Motorola)

Moto Z will get Nougat update this week

The Lenovo made phone will get the promised update to Android 7.0 before the end of November. The upgrade to Nougat also brings along a new feature: Daydream.
LG V30 may be dropping the secondary display ticker

LG V30 may be dropping the secondary display ticker

Popular tech leaker Evan Blass suggests that the LG V20 successor may be a more standard smartphone with a higher screen-to-body ratio.
Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4

87% Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 Tablet Review

Evolution. The successor to the MediaPad M2 of 2015 is finally here: please welcome the MediaPad M3. The new model may have almost identical measurements to the predecessor, but it is equipped with a larger, higher resolution panel, a stronger processor and a fingerprint sensor. We will check what Huawei has to offer in our detailed review.
HiSilicon Kirin 950 | ARM Mali-T880 MP4 | 8.4" | 310 g
The grey bar at the top of an iPhone 6 (Plus) indicates a problem with the touch controllers.

iFixit criticizes Apple's iPhone 6 Plus multi-touch repair program

Apple started their worldwide repair program for iPhone 6 Plus users who suffer from the dreaded Touch disease but iFixit calls it too little, too late and states that Apple is not acknowledging issues with the structural stability of the case.
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Dell Latitude 14 Rugged 5414 Notebook Review

88% Dell Latitude 14 Rugged 5414 Notebook Review

Robust. This robust 14-inch laptop from Dell will thrive in harsh conditions. The very bright IPS screen and the whopping 97 Wh battery ensure that this laptop is ready for wherever your work takes you.
Intel Core i5-6300U | AMD Radeon R7 M360 | 14" | 3 kg
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB Notebook Review

78% Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB Notebook Review

2-in-1 convertible laptop With the Yoga 510-15IKB, Lenovo delivers a convertible laptop in 15.6-inch format. Thanks to the 360° rotatable screen, this device offers several modes of operation.
Intel Core i5-7200U | AMD Radeon R7 M460 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
The Light Phone is about as simple as a mobile phone can get. (Source: Light)

Light Phone will begin shipping November 30th

After major delays, the crowd funded "anti-smartphone" will finally begin shipping to initial backers at the end of the month.
UMi Max Smartphone Review

81% UMi Max Smartphone Review

USB Type-C for entry-level price. For a street price of 150 Euros (~$160), the Chinese manufacturer UMi is offering an interesting package: powerful hardware, a 4,000 mAh battery and the modern Type-C USB port are included in the Max model.
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 199 g
Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 is built on Samsung's 10 nm process and brings some solid improvements. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 835 processor built on Samsung's 10 nm process

The new SoC is the first to be built on Samsung's new, smaller 10 nm FinFET process. This chip should bring faster performance and better energy efficiency.
The Nook Tablet 7

Barnes and Noble officially announces Nook Tablet 7"

The Nook Tablet 7" is official, and its ready to take on the Fire tablet from rival Amazon. Will the budget priced Nook be a boon or a bust for the bookseller?
iFixit's teardown shows that repairs will be very difficult. (Source: iFixit)

iFixit's teardown of Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar reveals differences, difficulties

The new Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar has markedly different internals from its non-Touch Bar brother, including changes that make it horribly difficult to repair.
Coolpad Modena 2 Smartphone Review

79% Coolpad Modena 2 Smartphone Review

Cool Pad. The successor of the affordable mainstream model Modena can really live up to the company name Coolpad – the Chinese Modena 2 is one of the "coolest" smartphones we reviewed so far. But can the smartphone convince with more than just cool case temperatures? We will find out.
Mediatek MT6735 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5.5" | 143 g
Lenovo Yoga Book Android YB1-X90F Convertible Review

88% Lenovo Yoga Book Android YB1-X90F Convertible Review

Multitalented. Would you like a tablet which is also a graphics tablet? Want a keyboard too? The Lenovo Yoga Book Android offers all this and more. We will check how well the device performs in our in-depth review.
Intel Atom x5-Z8550 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 10.1" | 690 g
Asus Transformer Book T302CA-FL010T Convertible Review

83% Asus Transformer Book T302CA-FL010T Convertible Review

Steeplechase. Asus treats its 12.5-inch Transformer Book to Intel's Skylake generation and also installs a second battery into the keyboard dock. This gives the new Transformer Book longer stamina. However, the newly gained performance cannot really be utilized.
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.5" | 1.5 kg
LG V20 Android flagship gets the 2017 CES Innovation Award in the wireless handsets category

CES 2017 | LG gets 21 CES 2017 Innovation Awards

The tech giant has earned awards in no less than 11 highly competitive categories, including wireless handsets, headphones, video displays, portable media players, and computer peripherals.
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Huawei Mate 9 Phablet Review

89% Huawei Mate 9 Phablet Review

Think big! You should have a look at Huawei's latest product if you like big high-end phablets. Besides the new Kirin 960 SoC, you get a dual-camera, modern Android 7.0 with the new EMUI 5.0 as well as a big battery. The highlight is a 5.9-inch IPS display. A good device, no question, but our review shows where it struggles.
HiSilicon Kirin 960 | ARM Mali-G71 MP8 | 5.9" | 192 g
A recent patent application from Samsung shows a smartphone that can fold over itself. (Source: Samsung patent)

Samsung applies for patent on bendable phone

A recent patent application filed by Samsung in April shows a smartphone with a bendable screen, allowing the device to be folded over itself. This patent may be related to rumors that Samsung is developing devices with bendable OLED displays.
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Sony Xperia XZ Smartphone Review

87% Sony Xperia XZ Smartphone Review

The visionary. Sony wants a revolution: the Xperia XZ aims to change our everyday life. However, with the exception of its 23 MP camera, most of its specifications are quite ordinary. Let us find out what this Sony flagship model is capable of.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.2" | 161 g
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE Convertible Review

82% Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE Convertible Review

Surface Follower. A 2-in-1 following in the footsteps of the MS Surface Pro 4 will likely be compared to it. Lenovo's convertible features better connectivity and a better SSD, but the display and the cameras are lacking.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 12.2" | 1.2 kg
ZTE Axon 7 Smartphone Review

87% ZTE Axon 7 Smartphone Review

Heir to the throne? With the Axon 7, ZTE is about to reach for the smartphone crown. Besides top performance and superb equipment, the 5.5-inch, high-end Android impresses with its Dolby Atmos sound system, which can fill a room with sound.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.5" | 175 g
Lenovo Yoga Book 2016 Windows 64GB LTE Convertible Review

86% Lenovo Yoga Book 2016 Windows 64GB LTE Convertible Review

Sketchbook for creators. Not satisfied with stylus inputting on a tablet? Lenovo now has the handy solution for all creative minds: Write with ink on paper and work digitally, anyway. The 10-millimeter Book is not an all-rounder, but it can do more than just digitize ink. Find out what this is in our detailed report.
Intel Atom x5-Z8550 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 10.1" | 695 g
Google Pixel XL Smartphone Review

88% Google Pixel XL Smartphone Review

Bombastic? High-end specifications, an excellent camera, and a large battery are supposed to justify the steep price of the google smartphone. The Google assistant and vast storage capacity for photos should do just that. But, is this sufficient?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.5" | 168 g
Prototype of the SMACH Z, a handheld gaming PC. (Source: SMACH)

SMACH Z handheld gaming PC reaches Kickstarter goal

When people talk about handheld gaming, they typically don't mention PC titles. Startup SMACH hopes to change that conversation with their upcoming SMACH Z and SMACH Z Pro, handheld gaming PCs able to play AAA Steam releases. SMACH has turned to Kickstarter for funding, and their initial goal has been met.
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Users most satisfied with Apple and Microsoft tablets according to study

Users most satisfied with Apple and Microsoft tablets according to study

Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, and Amazon are performing above user expectations while HP, Asus, Acer, and LG are below average.
A prototype of the Dell Smart Desk, which Dell will officially announce at CES 2017. (Source: Dell)

Dell unveils alternative to Microsoft's Surface Studio

With the announcement of the Surface Studio and Surface Dial, Microsoft has intrigued consumers with an innovative computing experience. However, Dell has recently unveiled an alternative to the Surface Studio they've been developing since 2014.
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Razer Blade Stealth (i7-7500U) Notebook Review

85% Razer Blade Stealth (i7-7500U) Notebook Review

Successful Debut. The subnotebook for gamers - introduced at CES this year - receives an update to Intel's Kaby Lake CPU-generation. The subtle performance increase is welcome, especially in conjunction with the Razer Core eGPU. Razer recently announced the availability of the new Blade Stealth and Razer Core in Germany and many other parts of Europe - good news indeed.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.3 kg
Tablet market continues to decline as of Q3 2016

Tablet market continues to decline as of Q3 2016

Apple, Lenovo, and Samsung tablet sales are down while Huawei and Amazon are up significantly from the previous year.
Vernee Apollo Lite to be first deca-core smartphone with Android 7.0

Vernee Apollo Lite to be first deca-core smartphone with Android 7.0

The manufacturer will begin rolling out the OTA update before the end of this year for its mainstream 5.5-inch smartphone.
Moto Z Play

88% Lenovo Moto Z Play Smartphone Review

The superior Z? As the cheaper sibling of the Moto Z flagship smartphone, the Moto Z Play can also be expanded via Moto Mods. As well as a larger battery, it is also equipped with a higher resolution primary camera at a much lower price. Our test reveals which features it does not have.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.5" | 165 g

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